Colour 2019

A mini-conference about colour imaging, colour science and colour design hosted by the School of Design (University of Leeds) on 29-30 July 2019. Registration was free but by invitation only. The conference was followed by a CIE TC8.17 technical meeting on the 31 July.
Some of the presentations can be downloaded here.

Programme Outline

Monday 29th July
09:00 Registration
09:30 Welcome

Session Chair: Dr Kaida Xiao
09:40 R W G Hunt Tribute Lecture - Prof Mike Pointer (Leeds University)
10:15 Keynote: Overview of Recent Development in Colour Research and Applications - Prof Ronnier Luo (Zhejiang University)

10:55 Coffee/Tea

Session Chair: Dr Qianqian Pan
11:20 An Overview of Research at the Basic and Applied Colorimetry Laboratory of the University of Granada - Prof Manuel Melgosa (University of Granada)
11:45 A Colour Appearance Model for Self-Luminous Stimuli and its Wide Applicability for Brightness Prediction - Prof Peter Hanselaer (Ku Leuven University)
12:10 At the Cutting Edge of Additive Manufacturing - Mr Yoav Bressler (Stratasys Corp)

12:35 Lunch

Session Chair: Ms Chelsea Sullivan
13:30 An Overview of Colour Research at Leeds University - Prof Stephen Westland (University of Leeds)
13:55 Methods for Computing CIE Tristimulus Values - Prof Changjun Li (University of Science and Technology Liaoning)
14:20 Advances in Large Format Printing - Dr Jan Morovic (Hewlett Packard)
14:45 The Development of Appearance and Total Appearance Studies - Prof John Hutchings (University of Leeds)

15:05 Tea

Session Chair: Ms Jing Lin
15:30 An Overview of Colour Research at Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication - Prof Min Huang and Dr Jiong Liang (Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication)
15:55 Chromatic Adaptation in Colour Management - Prof Phil Green (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
16:20 An Overview of Research at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology - Dr Pei-Li Sun (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
16:45 Recent Colour Research in Display Industry and from BenQ - Mr Chris Bai (BenQ Corp)
17:10 Fundamental colour matching functions in colour vision and colour science - Prof Andrew Stockman (University College London)

17:35 Close

17:45 Poster/Exhibitor Session
TBD - Amal Alkhabra (University of Leeds)
Word-Colour Associations - Yun Chen (University of Leeds)
Colour management High Dynamic Range Imaging - Keith Findlater (University of Leeds)
Effect of Backgrounds with Different Lightness on Color Appearance - Ruili He (University of Leeds)
Data-based colour forecasting - Peihua Lai (University of Leeds)
Effect of Intensity of Short-wavelength Light on Subjective and Objective Alertness - Jing Lin (University of Leeds)
What makes a successful logo? - Ahmed Nasseraldin (University of Leeds)
Assessment of Tooth Yellowness - Chelsea Sullivan (University of Leeds)
Effectiveness of colour and light experimence in VR - Guobin Xia (University of Leeds)
Developing an automatic method for generating colour palette from landscape images - Jie Yang (University of Leeds)
The effect of colour on consumer puechase bahaviour - Luwen Yu (University of Leeds)
Optimising A Color Filter for Obtaining Colorimtric Camera - Yuteng Zhu (University of East Anglia)
Visual perception and objective measurement of stitch-resist dyeing patterns - Bintan Titisari (University of Leeds)
Cross-Media Colour Matching under Chromatic Lights - Jan Kucera (University of Newcastle)
TBD - Maliha Ashraf (University of Liverpool)

18:45 Welcome Reception

Tuesday 30th July
Session Chair: Prof Stephen Westland
09:00 Keynote: Colour Appearance and Real-World Illumination - Prof David Foster (University of Manchester)
09:40 The Changing Face of Colour Education - Mr Andrew Filarowski (Society of Dyers and Colourists)
10:05 An Overview of Lighting Research at ENTPE - Dr Coralie Cauwerts (ENTPE)

10:30 Coffee/tea

Session Chair: Mr Keith Findlater
11:00 An Overview of Colour Research at NTNU - Prof Jon Yngve Hardeberg (NTNU)
11:25 Matching Undertones: The impact of formulation on colour for decorative paints - Dr Anna Steel (AkzoNobel)
11:50 Chromatic and Luminance Contrast Sensitivity at High Light Levels - Prof Sophie Wuerger (University of Liverpool)
12:15 Skin Colour Measurement and Applications - Dr Kaida Xiao (Leeds University)

12:40 Lunch

Session Chair: Dr Marjan Vazirian
13:30 Spectrum Tunable Lighting Technology and Applications - Dr Albert Chou (ThousLite)
13:55 The Influence of Textile Colour and Patten on Children's Learning Behaviour - Dr Yiting Duan (Zhejiang Sci-Tech University)
14:20 The Metrological Non-Uniformity Assessment in Perceptual and Physical Domain - Dr Noel Richard (University of Poitiers)
14:45 Color in Images: Garbage In, Garbage Out? - Prof Alessandro Rizzi (University of Milan)

15:10 Tea

15:40 Tour of Labs

17:00 Close

18:30 Speakers' Dinner (hosted by Ronnier Luo)

Wednesday 31st July

14:00 CIE Technical Committee 8-17 meeting
16:00 Close


Conference Details

Venue: School of Design, University of Leeds
Dates: 29-30 July 2019

Conference Committee

Stephen Westland
Kaida Xiao
Yun Chen
Guobin Xia
Peihua Lai
Qianqian Pan
Luwen Yu
Chelsea Sullivan
Marjan Vazirian


The organisers are proud to be associated with the following sponsors:

How to Get Here

Leeds-Bradford Airport (LBA) is a 20-minute taxi ride from the centre of Leeds.
The taxis at the airport are quite expensive. There are alternatives that are a lot less expensive but they need to be called by phone or by app such as Amber Cars and Uber.
If you are on a budget or enjoy the scenery you could also get a bus from the airport to Leeds City Centre (you should take bus number 757).

Manchester Airport (MAN) is about 60 miles away. There is a direct train from the airport to the centre of Leeds (Leeds train station).

London Heathrow (LHR) is also an option. However, you then need to travel to London Kings Cross train station and then take a train from there to Leeds.
Leeds railway station is just over two hours away from London Kings Cross.
Train tickets from London to Leeds can be as cheap as £20 (if booked in advance) or as much as £150 one way if booked on the day of travel. Tickets can be booked in advance and collected from a machine on arrival from companies such as trainline.

The Campus

The University of Leeds is a 20-minute walk from the train station in Leeds.
Click here for a map.
The postcode for the University is LS2 9JT.

The School of Design is in the heart of the University campus.
Click here for a map (the School of Design is no 34 on the map).

Where to Stay

Premier Inn Leeds Arena is a 10-minute walk from the University. webpage

Queens Hotel is next to the railway station and is 20-minute walk from the University. webpage

Kingston Hotel is less than a 5-minute walk from the University. webpage

Leeds City Hilton is close to the railway station and a 25-minute walk from the University. webpage

Invitation Letters

If you require an invitation letter for visa purposes please contact Peihua Lai.

(click to email Peihua)

General Enquiries

For general enquiries please contact Stephen Westland.

(click to email Stephen)

Things To Do in Leeds

Roundhay Park - webpage
Tropical World at Roundhay Park - webpage
Kirkstall Abbey & Abbey House Museum - webpage
Thackray Medical - webpage
The Tetley - Contemporary Art Gallery - webpage
Henry Moore Institute - Sculpture Gallery - webpage
Royal Armouries Museum - webpage
Kirkgate Market - Largest Covered Market in Europe Leeds Grand Theatre - webpage
Leeds Jazz Club - webpage
Leeds Art Gallery - webpage

and for children (or young-minded adults)
Crazy Golf - webpage
Escape Room - webpage